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Vascular Surgery/Aorta VI femoral bypass


I had Aorta VI femoral bypass surgery at Vanderbilt hospital, January 9,2001, I have not had any problems with it  until now.  It is really sore down my whole right leg and up into my right hip.  I had both legs done and my left leg is not a problem.  I am 74, weigh 160 lbs, 5'7".  I was a smoker for 55 years, I quit 2/2/2000.  I do have a glass of wine when there is a special occasion, but nothing more.  I hope you can tell me what to do.  I live in Louisa, Virginia and if you know of a good Doctor in this area I would appreciate your recommendation.  I am new to this area and do not know who to go go.  Thank you so much.
Barbara Conn

I think your best bet is to contact the surgeon who did your surgery and have him send your files, the operative reports and the test results (i assume he has been doing ultrasounds right along???) to you or to someone he recommends in your area
whoever you see will need that info

i am sorry I dont know anyone in VA
I do have a list of board certified vascular surgeons by state tho and here is the link for VA

i hope this helps, you really do need to find a good surgeon locally, wish i could help more

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Lauri Ordway


I can answer your questions related to your circulation, your peripheral vascular system. This includes all arteries and veins except those inside the head and inside the heart. For example, neck (carotid), arms (carotid subclavian bypasses to Thoracic Outlet) belly (aortic aneurysm & occlusive disorders, renal artery stenosis), legs (iliac, femoral, popliteal, peroneal, dorasalis pedis, posterior and anterior tibial) arteries. Aneurysm & occlusive disease, atherosclerosis, leg pain, arterial wounds and gangrene, amputation prevention. Arterial Bypass, Reynaud’s, Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans), Thoracic Outlet and other circulation disorders. Vein disorders: Blood Clots (DVT), post-phlebetic syndrome, varicose veins, venous stasis ulcers. I can help with vascular wounds from diagnosis to treatments. I have worked extensively with VNUS Closure and EVLT (Laser) for varicose veins and can describe pre and post procedure expectations and describe the procedures themselves. I can't help with spider veins or cosmetic vein treatment, we don't do it. I have 15 years of wound care experience, arterial, venous, trauma and diabetic wounds for example. **I CANNOT answer questions about STENTS or STENTING, heart disease, blood pressure, brain aneurysm although I can help with questions about the arteries that go to and from those organs.


I am a nurse, I worked for 15 years with two terrific peripheral vascular surgeons, and one of them is also the inventor of very innovative wound care products and surgical instruments to make vascular surgery procedures better and faster. I wrote and manage the clinic website and field questions from patients all over the world. I am now working with another vascular surgeon and wound care expert, which has given me an opportunity to widen my horizons as I learn another excellent physician's preferences and benefit from his experiences in this amazing specialty.

I am an LPN, licensed in Minnesota

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